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BREAKING: Scores trapped as 21-storey building collapses in Lagos

Many feared trapped as three storey building collapses at Odunfa Street, Lagos Island.

Reports reaching us says the building said to have collapsed with many trapped inside is a 3-storey building collapsed at Swamp Str. off Odunfa Str., Lagos Island.

Unknown number of people trapped inside and Search and rescue operation is in progress.

Four people have been rescued after a three storey-building collapse in Lagos Island Area of Lagos State according to updated reports..

An eyewitness, Ajayi Timi, told Channels Television that “we heard the sound of the collapsed building and I had to rush out as a licenced Red Cross officer.

“We had to mobilise so many rescue officials to come and assist. The LASEMA, State Red Cross, Area Commander of the Police and Fire Brigade, were all contacted”, he said.

He complained of Nigeria’s slow response to emergencies.

An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that no casualty was recorded during the incident.

The cause of the collapse is not yet ascertained.

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